Health fair planned for Saturday at Ivy Tech

Medical assisting students at Ivy Tech Community College are organizing a health fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus campus at 4475 Central Ave.

The event is designed to provide a wide range of free health care screenings and information to help community members live a healthy life, according to a news release from the college.

Ivy Tech medical assisting students will be on hand to provide free blood pressure checks, glucose checks, body mass index evaluations, pregnancy screenings and cholesterol screenings.

The fair also will feature CPR demonstrations at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and local vendors will be providing additional services.

The 2015 medical assisting graduating class is organizing the event as a service-learning project. Students Angie Scott and Brittany Shipe are co-leading this year’s project.

All medical assisting students are required to complete a service-learning project as part of their capstone course. Students develop the ideas themselves and are responsible for every aspect of the project.

A raffle will be conducted, and food will be available for purchase during the health fair. All proceeds will go toward a scholarship for medial assisting students through the Ivy Tech Foundation.